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Bobby Slone
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Obituary for Bobby Slone

Bobby Slone 80 years of age of Big Rock, VA, went to his Heavenly home, Saturday, July 7, 2018 in the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. Born in Big Rock, VA July 26, 1937 he was the son of the late Perry Osborne Slone and Lucy Wagner Slone.

Bobby was a disabled coal miner after working twenty six years and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church, he liked to watch cow boy movies, enjoyed gardening, singing and playing his guitar. He was a natural story and joke teller. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Tonya Slone; sisters, Alta Charles, Genavie Sword, Hazel Moles, Gladys Coleman, Helen Hayes; brothers Judas Slone and Perry Ellis Slone.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty three years Carolyn Hope Stevens Slone of Big Rock, VA; daughters Gwendalyn Slone of Cedar Bluff, VA, Mary Elizabeth (Dennis) Hall of Lineville, AL; sons Rocky (Joan) Slone of Pensacola, FL, Bobby (Liesl) Slone of Hickory, NC; sister Patricia Sizmore of Flint, MI.

He was also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Bobby Slone will be conducted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church, Big Rock, VA with Pastor Fred Stacy and Pastor Randy Cantrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Slone Family Cemetery, Big Rock, VA.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Willard Ramey, and Elsie Stiltner.

The family will receive friends at the church after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday where evening services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

A special thanks to Dr. M.J. Thakkar, ER staff of Buchanan General Hospital and the MICU staff of Holston Valley Medical Center.

Memorial condolences may be viewed at

The family of Bobby Slone have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
New Zion Freewill Baptist Church

State Route 700
Big Rock, VA 24603

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
New Zion Freewill Baptist Church

State Route 700
Big Rock, VA 24603

Cemetery Details


Slone Family Cemetery

1023 Melody Road
Big Rock, VA 24603


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